Kevin Rose

William and Carolyn Polk Jefferson Fellow
Newburgh, Indiana
B.A. Wheaton College (2009)
M.Div. Duke University (2016)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Religious Studies


Kevin is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. His research centers on the intersection of religion, capitalism, and environmentalism in the second half of the twentieth century. In 2019, his journal article, “’The world food crisis is not a fad’: The More-with-Less Cookbook and Protestant Environmental Spirituality,” was published in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation. A second article, “Lotuses in Muddy Water: Fracked Gas and the Hare Krishnas at New Vrindaban, WV,” appears in the August 2020 issue of the American Quarterly. His dissertation in progress, “Living Green: The Neoliberal Climate of Protestant Environmentalism,” focuses on the relationship between shifting formations of American capitalism and U.S. Protestant conceptions of religious agency in response to the environmental crises of the 1970s. In 2020, Kevin served as a lecturer in American Studies, teaching an original course on transnational elements of U.S. culture entitled Global America, and a lead instructor in Religious Studies, teaching the department’s American Religions survey, Religion in American Life and Thought since 1865.

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